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  • Sigrid Arnoldson by Wesenberg

    Sigrid Arnoldson (1861-1943); Swedish soprano. She received her first vocal training from her father -the tenor Oscar Arnoldson- and from the Swedish baritone Fritz Arlberg. In 1882/83 she gave her first concerts in Sweden and Norway. She continued her s…

  • Eugenia Mravina by Wesenberg

    Eugenia Mravina, born Maria Konstantinowa Mavrinskaya (1864-1914); Russian soprano. Her singing teacher in St. Petersburg was the baritone Ippolit Petrovich Pryanishnikov and she also received a training as a ballet dancer. To complete her vocal studies…

  • Joakim Tartakov by Wesenberg

    Joakim Tartakov (1860-1923); Russian baritone. He studied at the Conservatory of St. Petersburg with the baritone Camillo Everardi. His stage debut took place in 1882 with a Russian touring opera company. He then sang for two years at Russian provincial…


  • Marie Sasse by Carjat

    Marie Sasse (1834-1907); Belgian soprano. In 1852 she made her debut in Venice as Gilda in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. After an engagement at the Théâtre Lyrique she was engaged in 1860 by the Grand-Opéra Paris, where she was one of the leading sopranos for the…

  • Marie Sasse by Reutlinger (2)

    Marie Sasse (1834-1907); Belgian soprano. In 1852 she made her debut in Venice as Gilda in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”. After an engagement at the Théâtre Lyrique she was engaged in 1860 by the Grand-Opéra Paris, where she was one of the leading sopranos for the…

  • Caroline Salla by Bergamasco

    Caroline Salla, born Caroline de Septavaux (1852-?); French soprano. In 1874-1875 she had an engagement at the Monnaie Opera in Brussels, in 1876 at the Théâtre Gaîté in Paris and in 1877 she was engaged by the Mapleson Opera Company and performed e.g. in…


  • Enrico Calzolari by Bergamasco

    Enrico Calzolari (1823-1888); Italian tenor. In 1846 he made his debut at La Scala in Milan as Lindoro in Rossini's "L'Italiana in Algeri". The next season he already made guest appearances at Vienna. He performed in Madrid (1847/48), Brussels (1848/49)…

  • Francesco Graziani by Bergamasco

    Francesco Graziani (1828-1901); Italian baritone who created the role of Don Carlo in Verdi's "La forza del destino" in St. Peterburg (1862). He was born into a musical family. Three of his brothers (tenor Lodovico 1820-1885, baritone Vincenzo 1836-1906 a…

  • Gian Francesco Angelini by Bergamasco

    Gian Francesco Angelini (1830-1915); Italian bass who created the role of Padre Guardiano at the première of Verdi's "La forza del destino" in St. Petersburg (1862). His first known public performance was in 1853 at the Teatro Corso in Bologna as Ferran…


  • Fyodor Komissartschevsky by Bergamasco (3)

    Fyodor Komissartschevsky (1832-1905); Russian tenor. He studied law at the St. Petersburg University and then worked at the Russian Department of Taxation. After three years and against the wishes of his father, he gave up his career as a lawyer to study…

  • Wilhelmina Raab by Wesenberg (2)

    Wilhelmina Raab, born Wilhelmina Bilik (1848-1917); Czech soprano. She studied singing at the Conservatory of St. Petersburg with Henriette Nissen-Saloman, as well as at the Conservatory of Vienna with Falconi. In 1871 she made her debut at the Imperial…

  • Lodovico Graziani by Wesenberg

    Lodovico Graziani (1820-1885); Italian tenor who created the role of Alfredo in Verdi's "La Traviata" at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 6 March1853. He was born into a musical family. Three of his brothers (baritone Francesco 1828-1901, baritone Vincen…


  • Sofia Scalchi by Wesenberg

    Sofia Scalchi (1850-1922); Italian contralto/mezzo-soprano. She received her vocal training from Augusta Boccabadati. In 1866 she made her debut in Mantua as Ulrica in Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera". In the following years she appeared in the Italian Op…

  • Maria Dolina by Wesenberg

    Maria Dolina, born Maria Ivanovna Sajuschkina Gorlenko (1868-1919); Russian contralto. Her voice was discovered by Garcia-Wilde and trained mainly by Kondratiev. Final studies were carried out with Carelli in Naples, with Mastriani in Milan and finally i…

  • Leonid Yakovlev by Wesenberg

    Leonid Yakovlev (1857-1919); Russian baritone. His voice was discovered by Riadnow in Kiev who gave him his vocal training. His first engagement was in Tiflis, where during the first two months he sang 8 different roles in 21 performances. Here he was h…


  • Ivan Melnikov by Wesenberg (2)

    Ivan Melnikov (1831-1906); Russian baritone. He studied singing at the Conservatory of St. Petersburg with Gavriil Lomakin and in Milan with Repetto. He started his career at the Opera of Kiev (1865/67). In 1867 he made his debut at the Imperial Opera in…

  • Ivan Melnikov by Wesenberg (1)

    Ivan Melnikov (1831-1906); Russian baritone. He studied singing at the Conservatory of St. Petersburg with Gavriil Lomakin and in Milan with Repetto. He started his career at the Opera of Kiev (1865/67). In 1867 he made his debut at the Imperial Opera in…

  • Nikolai Figner and Medea Mei-Figner by Wesenberg (3)

    Nikolai Figner (1857-1918); Russian tenor. He studied singing in St. Petersburg with Ippolit Pryanishnikov and Camillo Everardi and in Naples with De Roxas. Here in Naples in 1882 he made his debut at the Teatro Sannazaro in Gounod's opera "Philémon et B…


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